05/12/2013 | Writer: Kaos GL

Symposium Against Discrimination will be held in Ankara for the second time by Kaos GL Association during the Human Rights Week, between 9-14 December.

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Symposium Against Discrimination will be held in Ankara for the second time by Kaos GL Association during the Human Rights Week, between 9-14 December.
The Symposium program consists of lectures against discrimination, a concert and academic forums. Sessions of the Symposium will be organized on 13 and 14 December at Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi of Çankaya Municipality. Sessions will be open for everyone’s participation.
Symposium in Human Rights Week By Kaos GL Association 
This year’s theme has been determined as "Right to Education" against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
In addition to the sessions on "Right to Education", forums titled as "Right to City" and "Do Rights Make Us Liberated?" will be also organized on 13 and 14 December at Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi.
International symposium expects the attendance of LGBTs, academicians, politicians, trade unionists, teachers, students and human rights organisations. 
Academic Forums
Within the scope of the Symposium, an Academic Forum will be organized in Ankara University Faculty of Political Science on Cebeci Campus on 11 and 12 December, Wednesday and Thursday.
Struggle against discriminations to liberate all together!
The Symposium aims to reveal the heterosexist attitudes and practices LGBTs are exposed to; therefore it aims to promote human rights struggle and solidarity.
LGBT rights are fundamental human rights! 
Kaos GL invites everyone to defend together that LGBT rights are fundamental human rights:
"As Kaos GL, we have inducted our challenge with our motto ’Liberation of homosexuals will also free heterosexuals’; and we have always stood up for the fact that types of discriminations evolve from each other and we need to challenge against them all together to get liberated."
The 2nd Symposium Against Discrimination which will start at 1 pm on 13 December, Friday at Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi, is open for everyone’s participation.
9-14 December 2013, Ankara
9 December, Monday
Classes Against Discriminations / 13:30 – 16:30
“Media and Representation: How are LGBT identities portrayed?”
Hacettepe University, Communications Faculty
11 December, Wednesday
Classes Against Discriminations / 11:40 – 14:30
“From an illness to a movement: The journey of LGBT movement in Turkey”
Middle East Technical University, Clinical Psychology  
Academic Forum / 13:30 - 17:00
Ankara University, Social Sciences Faculty, Cebeci Campus
Melisa Soran, İstanbul Bilgi University, Sociology and Education Sciences Center
“Discrimination: Application of Model Lessons”
12 December, Thursday
Academic Forum / 13:00 – 17:30
Ankara University, Social Sciences Faculty, Cebeci Campus
First Panel / 13:00 – 14:30
Demet Bolat, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Sociology Department
“Opposition in Turkey and Heterosexism: To not be heterosexual among opposition”
Emre Özcan, Başkent University, Social Work Department
“LGBT activism as social capital”
Begüm Başdaş, İstanbul Bilgi University
“Desire and injury in translation: Some thoughts on queer ‘failure’"
Second Panel / 14:45 – 15:45
Sedat Yağcıoğlu, Hacettepe University, Social Work Department
“LGBT Friendly Campuses”
İdil Engindeniz, Galatasaray University, Communications Faculty
"LGBT-phobic discrimination in schools, suggestions and practices: Example of France”
Third Panel / 16:00 – 17:30
Özlem Çolak, İstanbul University, Forensic Science Institute
“The most crual face of discrimination: Hate crimes”
Azer Sumbas
“Dillemma of prison conditions for LGBT people”
Aysun Öner, Middle East Technical University, Women’s Studies Department
“Discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment and strategies for struggle”
13 December, Friday
Place: Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi
Address: Kennedy Caddesi, No: 4, Kavaklıdere, Ankara
Welcoming speeches / 13:00
Sebahat Tuncel, İstanbul Parliamentarian, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)
Ali Erol, Kaos GL
First Panel / 13:30 - 14:30
Moderator: Gülbanu Altunok, Bilkent University & Middle East Technical University
Hüseyin Aygün, Dersim Parliamentarian, Republican People’s Party (CHP)
Dominic Hannigan, Irish Labour Party, Ireland  
Second Panel /15:00 - 16:30
Struggle and Politics Against Homophobic and Transphobic Discrimination
Moderator: Murat Çekiç, Amnesty International Turkey, Director
Sophie Aujean, ILGA-Europe, Belgium
Ulrich Klocke, Berlin Humboldt University, Germany
Peter Dankmeijer, Global Alliance for LGBT Education (GALE), The Netherlands
Third Panel / 17:00 - 18:30
Sexual Diversity and Recognition of LGBT Students
Moderator: Begüm Başdaş, Bilgi University & Boğaziçi University
Michael Barron, BeLonG To, Ireland
Michael Hausermann, Dialogai, Switzerland
Katarina Stenkvist, RFSL, Sweden
Concert Against Discrimination: Yaşar Kurt / 21:00
Place: Nefes Bar
Address: Opposite of the Yenişehir Post Office, at the end of the footbridge, Kızılay, Ankara
14 December, Saturday
Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi
Address: Kennedy Caddesi, No: 4, Kavaklıdere, Ankara
First Panel / 13:00 - 14:30
Right to City
Moderator: Ayça Kurtoğlu, Middle East Technical University
Eda Acara, Queen’s University
“Stop the night attacks! Love no longer fits in people’s hearts!”
H. Tarık Şengül, Middle East Technical University
“Neoliberal Fascism: Rejection of Differences”
Mehmet Penbecioğulu, Middle East Technical University
“Aggregation and Struggle by Dispossessing in Cities: Rethinking on Commonizing the Right to City”
Second Panel / 15:00 - 16:30
Do rights make us liberated?
Moderator: Selçuk Candanyasar, Gazi University
Aksu Bora, Hacettepe University
Nilgün Toker Kılınç, Ege University
Third Panel / 17:00 - 18:30
Alternative Politics Against Heterosexist Education
Moderator: Remzi Altunpolat, Kaos GL Education Coordinator
Işıl Ünal, Ankara University
Ayşe Panuş, Eğitim-Sen Education Union
Zeynep Alat, Ondokuz Mayıs University
Contact Info for the Symposium
Kaos GL Assocation: GMK Bulvarı, 29/12, Floor:6, Demirtepe/Kızılay - Ankara
Tel: 0312 230 0358 Fax: 0312 230 6277
The 2nd Symposium Against Discrimination is supported by the German Embassy, the Swiss Embassy, The Norwegian Embassy, the British Embassy, Irish Labour Party, Sivil Düşün and SIDA (Sweden).   

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